The Presidential Election Petition Court has dismissed the application to allow for live telecast of the court proceedings.
The Justice Haruna Tsammani-led five member panel dismissed as lacking in merit, the application which was brought before it by the two major candidates that are challenging the outcome of the presidential election that held on February 25.
The court held that no regulatory framework or policy direction, permitted it to grant such application.
“The court can only be guided and act in accordance with the practice directions and procedures approved by the President of the Court of Appeal.
“We cannot permit a situation that may lead to dramatization of our proceedings,” Justice Tsammani ruled.
Furthermore, the court held that the request was not part of any relief sought by the petitioners and had no bearing on it.
It said that the request for a live broadcast would not add to the determination of the petitions.
According to the court, the petitioners failed to establish how the live broadcast of the proceedings would advance their case.